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Lost Words of Weather…

February 8, 2016

I hope you are enjoying these ‘lost’ words. They give us a glimpse at the language of times past. I thank Stephen for allowing me to share them –

hoar frost

Canitude                            1656 -1742
greyness; hoariness; whiteness
The first snowfall of the year gave the field a pleasant canitude.

Gelicide                              1656 -1681
a frost
Unfortunately, the flowers were killed too soon by an early gelicide.

Hypenemious                     1855 -1886
full of wind; windy; of an egg, malformed
Let us protect ourselves against the hyenemious assault of the hurricane.

The canitude of the hypenemious delivered its cold gelicide to the tree branches decorating them in sparkling icicles.

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